On Saturday, May 15, the Arcadia Farmers Market will open for the season at 8 a.m. The outdoor market at Division Street and Historic Route 66 will remain available until 1 p.m. or until all sellers have sold out.
We Expect to See Familiar Names
In years past, Micah Anderson, McLean Farms, Crystal Teters, and Mauch Farms have sold leaf lettuce, spring vegetables, green onions, cabbage, beets, kale, and radishes, among other things. McLean Farms also offers pork and beef raised on the farm, as well as chicken and quail eggs and Oklahoma cheese. Down The Road Farms’ Amber Rogalski often has homegrown mushrooms.
Monica Arndt of Skyridge Farms reportedly sells potted medicinal and culinary spices, as well as potted flower plants.
Broken Oven Bakery will likely be on hand with gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free cookies and brownies.
Vicki Cook of 4C Ag Farms sells beef jerky, and Ramona Norman sells homemade fast breads. Ted Stephens will be selling local honey and pollen, and Annette McLeod of the Chocolate Chip will be selling three-layer cake by the piece.
Deerwood Farms will have pickles, salsa, and jam, while Tuckori Farm Commodities will often have insect repellant, lip balm, bath salts, hand lotion, and body butter. Homemade soap, candles, and wax melts will be sold by Laurinn Sheets.
Look for festive tea towels from Lisa Boatman and Felicia’s Country Corner, as well as 18-inch doll dresses, doll bedding, infant covers, and face masks from Nana’s Wee Togs.
Melissa Calvin of Featherery Crow creates one-of-a-kind jewelry and home decor. Personalized doormats will be sold by Mckayla Swafford.
Brew 66 will be selling coffee and donuts, Snow and Develop will be serving breakfast and lunch made from locally raised eggs and beef, and Bondi’s will be serving Acai bowls with strawberries, homemade granola, and specialty lemonades.
Young Entrepreneurs Getting in On the Action
Jenna Doolen, 14, and her 12-year-old brother, Ryan Eng-Smith, are new vendors at the Arcadia Farmers Market this year. Lori Seagraves, the market’s manager, said she ordered custom-built booths for young vendors to inspire them. Ryan offers lemonade and sweet tea made from scratch.
Jenna makes houses for birds and bats out of cedar, which she sells under the name “Little Bird Company” for $15 each or $25 for two. Her company also marked its one-year milestone.
Ryan said he intends to put his income into Verdant Farms, which his parents, Mark and Jae Smith, are expanding on their 2.5-acre property near Arcadia. Jae Smith said they’ve bought 60 chickens and want to sell chicks, flowers, and fresh produce from their own stall at the farmers market.